Cafe Verde obtained this 5 Kilo Otto Swadlo "Victoria Werk" Viennese roaster yesterday. Apparently Mr. Otto Swadlo retired in the 60's and thus the end of Otto Swadlo roasters. Interesting historical note, during World War II his plant was taken over by the German's and he was forced to fabricate weapons, which he purposely produced at poor production quantities :)
This machine was built in the 1950's or 60's and some how journeyed to Peru. I've seen several of these roasters in Peru, but this was the only one which was in good enough conditions to refurbish. Actually the machine is fully functional and roasts well.
We'll polish it up and technify the air & gas a bit. In a month or so I'll post images of the rebuild, and we'll begin to explore the cup profiles it produces.
Looking forward to tasting the "Victory Work" of this little roaster.